Virginia's Judicial System

Caroline Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Susan W. Minarchi
email: [email protected]


Phone: (804) 633-5800

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 309
112 Courthouse Lane, Suite A
Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 309, Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309


  • Hon. Patricia Kelly, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. William E. Glover
  • Hon. John Overton Harris
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy
  • Hon. Roy Michael McKenney
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. James Bruce Strickland
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Civil & Criminal: January, March, May, July, September & November
  • Terms shall begin the second Wednesday of January, March, July, September and November. Term for May shall begin on the first Wednesday. If any Wednesday falls on a Legal Holiday, Term will be on the Second Thursday except for May which will be on the first Thursday.
  • Grand jury will convene at 9:00 a.m. Civil term will be called at 10:30 a.m.
  • Criminal Cases set on the first day of each term in January, March, May, July, September and November. Appearance by counsel and non-incarcerated defendant is required.
  • All civil cases must be noticed for a term day docket call with appearance for the setting of a trial date. Civil term docket call is at 10:30 a.m.
  • Motions are set by the Judge's Office.
  • Continuances are granted by the Judge, upon written motion and hearing unless waived by the Court.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and selectively in divorce suits.
  • Bond hearings require a notice and motion. Contact the Judges' office for available dates.